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Moya Announces More Litter Basket Service and Security Cameras to Combat Illegal Dumping in District

Council Member Francisco Moya announced new funding for Sanitation efforts in his district (Council Member Fransisco Moya’s Office)

Sept. 16, 2021 By Allie Griffin

Council Member Francisco Moya has secured hundreds of thousands in funding to tackle illegal dumping in his district, he announced Wednesday.

Moya has secured $472,000 from the Sanitation Department to increase litter basket service, install security cameras and more to fight illegal dumping across Corona, East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights and LeFrak City.

“We’ve had enough of the garbage issues plaguing our neighborhoods,” Moya said at a press conference in Corona. “We need to put a stop to illegal drop-offs, litter and illegal dumping.”

The department has increased its number of service hours for litter basket service as well as “manual litter patrol” to combat littering, illegal drop-offs and dumping across the neighborhoods.

The money was also used to purchase a dedicated haulster truck to service narrower streets in the district as well as 10 enforcement cameras that will be installed around the district to stop illegal dumping.

NYC Sanitation Commissioner Edward Grayson and Council Member Francisco Moya in front of the new dedicated haulster truck for the district (Council Member Fransisco Moya’s Office)

“My hope is that the investment in the enforcement cameras will be a game changer and bring accountability to those trashing our streets,” Moya said.

He called on community members to also do their part in keeping the district clean and a place to be proud of.

Sanitation Commissioner Edward Grayson thanked Moya at the press conference Wednesday.

“Every New Yorker deserves a clean street, and DSNY is proud of our work ensuring that they have one,” Grayson said. “I want to thank Councilmember Moya for his commitment to funding additional cleaning services, enforcement cameras and a new haulster, as well as his advocacy on behalf of Sanitation Workers and his partnership in keeping litter off the streets.”

Grayson said residents can report illegal dumping and litter basket misuse, such as tossing household trash in the baskets, to 311.

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Easter Bloc Man

Can they come an clean up the numerous drunks in front of the old Burger King on 82nd Street between Roosevelt and 37th ave (37-07 82nd St, Queens, NY 11372) who urinate and defecate right on the sidewalk on a daily basis. They use the space in front of that old Burger King as their hangout spot where they get drunk and pass out.

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jose sanchez

finally the first elected official that secure some money to help clean up and catch the illegal’ garbage dumping in the area the other elected official are sitting on there offices
and don’t do nothing thank you

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Sara Ross

I know somebody who works for NYDS and his route is in Jackson Heights. He told me that’s the worst area in Queens for garbage pick up and the people are slobs. They don’t care about their neighborhood – no surprise there. I guess they treated their neighborhoods in their home countries the same way.

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Luz Rodas

I also suggest Sanitation enforcement by giving tickets to people who put the garbage outside on days that are not planned to pick up, and
/or to households who don’t separate garbage properly. That is also a problem for public health!

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Luz Rodas

I totally agree with this new policy. Illegal dumping is a serious problem all around Queens neighborhoods.

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